The Villanova School of Business invites finance researchers to attend the 2023 Annual Mid-Atlantic Research Conference in Finance (MARC). The meeting will be held on Friday, March 31, 2023, at Villanova's Bartley Hall, from 8:15 a.m. until 5 p.m. We will be sharing high quality research papers in all areas of finance through a 1-day conference which will include Prof. Michael Weisbach from The Ohio State University as our keynote luncheon speaker.

In previous conferences, we have benefited from presentations by keynote speakers such as Professors Viral Acharya, Franklin Allen, David Denis, Darrell Duffie, Mark Flannery, Andrew Karolyi, “Pete” Kyle, Michael Lemmon, Robert Stambaugh, Laura Starks , Phil Strahan, Rene Stulz, Anjan Thakor, Itay Goldstein and Ingrid Werner.

There will be several sessions during the day, with each session including 2-3 papers that are selected, after peer review, for inclusion in the conference. There will also be an Outstanding Paper Award. If accepted, authors will present their research at the conference on March 31, 2023. This is a selective and competitive process, but we look for broad participation among the many excellent academic institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region and around the world. All topics in finance will be considered.

We will also co-host a second day of conference programming in conjunction with Alpha Architect's Democratize Quant Conference, which will be held online the day prior to the MARC conference on March 30, 2023 and will be more practitioner-oriented, while still maintaining a high degree of depth and an intimate atmosphere that facilitates networking and discussion among practitioners and academic researchers. Please view this website to learn more about this additional 1-day event.


Conference registration for 2023 is now open!

Please contact John Sedunov at MARC@villanova.edu with any questions about the conference or for further information.

The MARC Conference is organized by John Sedunov.